Sexuality

  • # 26288

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men

    San Francisco : NFS Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, lettered wrappers (very slightly creased), pp. 56, illustrated. A fine copy. The rare first edition. In 2015 a facsimile was printed (which sold out), this summary is taken from the publisher’s description: ‘Hal Fischer’s Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) …

  • # 25771

    Anon.

    [TIJUANA BIBLE] G. Howitt Hoyts presents A Strain on the Family Tie.

    [U.S.A.] : s.n. [between 1930 and 1940]. Oblong duodecimo (76 x 112 mm), original pictorial stapled wrappers (a little sunned, a few light marks to lower wrapper), [8] pp, illustrated in comic strip format in black-and-white; internally very good. Anonymous publications of this type – essentially pornographic comic strips – first appeared in the United …

  • # 25228

    Anon.

    Medical aspects of human sexuality (five issues)

    A journal for physicians, covering the physical, psychological, and cultural components of human sexuality and related aspects of family life. Vol. II, No. 2; Vol. II, No. 4; Vol. II, No. 5; Vol. II, No. 10; Vol. III, No. 5. New York : Clinical Communications, February 1968 – May 1969. Five issues, quarto, lettered wrappers, …

  • # 26022

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Hal Fischer : The Gay Seventies

    San Francisco : Gallery 16, 2019. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 110, illustrated. New copy. Hal Fischer: The Gay Seventies is the first monograph to feature the complete set of photo-text works that Hal Fischer produced between 1977 and 1979 in San Francisco’s Haight and Castro neighborhoods. In addition to Gay Semiotics, Fischer’s best-known work (its …

  • # 25350

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men (deluxe edition)

    Los Angeles : Cherry and Martin, 2015. Quarto, lettered boards in matching slipcase, pp. 56, illustrated. A fine copy. Second edition, the first edition published by NFS Press in San Francisco in 1977. The deluxe edition, limited to 250 copies bound in hardcover with slipcase, signed and numbered by the artist, with an original signed photograph …

  • # 25223

    O'GRADY, Dominic (editor)

    Gay Australia guide

    Sydney : Gay Australia Guide, 2001. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (creased), pp. 40, illustrated in colour. Sponsored by Qantas, promotional book for gay tourism across Australia during the 2002 Gay Games held in Sydney. Scarce, three copies recorded in Australian libraries.

  • # 26094

    SWIECA, Robert

    Absolutely Mardi Gras : costume and design of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

    Sydney : Doubleday, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 106, illustrated. A celebration of gay glitter and glamour.

  • # 26085

    ARNDT, Bettina (1949 - )

    The Bettina Arndt guide to lovemaking

    Sydney : Tinmin Publications, 1982. Octavo, wrappers (lightly rubbed), pp. 178, illustrated. First edition of this sex instruction manual by controversial sex therapist Bettina Arndt. Originally a feminist, Arndt is now known for her views on men’s rights and as founder of the hashtag #mentoo movement in 2018, in response to the #metoo movement which …

  • # 26194

    WHITE, Douglas

    An open letter to young men

    [Cover title : Sex in life : young men]. Sydney : Racial Hygiene Association of N.S.W., circa 1940, pp. 48. Sydney edition of a book first published in London on sexual hygiene for young men, with sections on sexually transmitted diseases, masturbation and prostitution.

  • # 26152

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decadent 1980 – 2000

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Mint copy in shrinkwrap. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and art critic …

  • # 25741

    TOBIN, A. I. and GERTZ, Elmer

    Frank Harris : a study in black and white

    Chicago : Madelaine Mendelsohn, 1931. Octavo, orange cloth with striking lettering, spine slightly faded, top edge stained yellow, the others uncut, portrait frontispiece, pp. xii; 393, illustrations, a very good copy. Limited to 1000 numbered copies. Biography of the author and editor Frank Harris, whose scandalous autobiography My Life and Loves rocked society circles in Europe …

  • # 25449

    DENNIS, Allen

    The gay ABC book

    A camp by Allen Dennis. [San Francisco]: [D. Redmond Designs], 1966. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [56], illustrated. Alternate title : The Gay BC Book. A highly camp and playful illustrated ABC of gay life and culture in the kitsch, mod, mid-sixties. Scarce, three copies appear on WorldCat.

  • # 25263

    COUNCIL OF ACTION FOR EQUAL PAY (NSW)

    Are women paid men’s rates?

    Sydney : Council of Action for Equal Pay N.S.W., 1942 ; (Sydney : Worker Trustees). “Pamphlet no. 4”. Octavo (243 x 153 mm), original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 16 pp; a good copy.

  • # 25065

    HANSEN, Søren & Jesper JENSEN

    The little red schoolbook. Australian edition. (First printing)

    Translated from Danish by Berit Thornberry. Edited and revised for Australian conditions by a diverse group of teachers, university lecturers, students, doctors, journalists, editors and lawyers. Adelaide : A. Taylor in association with Brolga Books, 1972. “First printing in Australia, April 1972 at Spendloves Pty. Ltd. Melbourne” (title page). Duodecimo (120 x 90 mm), publisher’s printed …

  • # 25224

    COCHRANE, Brett M.

    (Don’t) call me Shirley

    Sydney : Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. First edition, limited to 2000 copies. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, unpaginated, black and white photographic images of gay and lesbian Australians. Photo documentation of gay and lesbian life, published to accompany an exhibition of the photographer’s images of the 1994 Sleaze Ball at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi …

  • # 25225

    DEAN, Douglas (pseudonym for Dean Goodman)

    Douglas Dean’s San Francisco Gaylife ’73 – ’74 (inscribed copy)

    Bars – baths – restaurants – clubs – churches. Make out – a provocative short story by Douglas Dean. Plus photos of the hunkiest guys this side of heaven. San Francisco : Barbary Coast Productions, 1973. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, presentation inscription on upper and lower wrapper by model Robert R. Renskin, pp. 48, illustrations (including …